3D data can improve the identification of

An increasing number of dental records contain 3D images. Which is good news for identification, as the data from the 3D scan contains huge amounts of valuable detail that can prove invaluable in the event of a disaster or major accident with mass casualties.

Assistant Professor Line Staun Larsen will examine the value of using 3D data from dental records for identification via forensic odontology. The research project will aim to make future victim identification more efficient by exploring the potential of automating 3D comparisons using newly developed software.

The Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) grants the research program DKK 1.997 million from its NOVA program, which aims to make the identification of the deceased more efficient. This in turn can impact both the legal rights and the loved ones of the victims. At the same time, the project contributes to a technological shift within forensic odontology, which today relies mainly on 2D data from dental work.


Assistant Professor, PhD, Forensic Odontologist Line Staun Larsen
Aarhus University, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health and
Department of Forensic Medicine
Email: [email protected]

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